Do you ever have a time you would like to take a meal to someone, perhaps learning of the need at the last moment, but had to let the idea go because you didn’t have the time or maybe the ingredients available to make it happen? I have been in that situation, and I didn’t like it. There is a wonderful solution. It is meals I keep in the freezer not for our family to eat, but to take to others.
My top favorite is homemade soup. That is because often those last-minute meal needs have to do with illness, and for some reason, homemade soup is a favorite for sick ones to eat. We save large jars to have on hand so we can fill them with hot soup for delivery.
I also have one 9 by 13 foil pan in the freezer with a casserole or pot pie in it. I can take that frozen or baked and hot.
For these kinds of meals, I don’t try to add side dishes and dessert like I would if I knew several days or weeks in advance that I was taking a meal in . It is simple – just the main dish.
When those freezer meals are exhausted, I set aside time to prepare new ones.
Trusting in Jesus,
“And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed
and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things
which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?” (James 2:16)